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New clues about the origin of cancer

New clues about the origin of cancer

ScienceDaily (June 6, 2012) — A study by Travis H. Stracker, researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), in collaboration with scientists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, reveals new information about the origin of tumors Continue reading

Age-old remedies using white tea, witch hazel and rose may be beneficial, study suggests

Age-old remedies using white tea, witch hazel and rose may be beneficial, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2011) — Age-old remedies could hold the key to treating a wide range of serious medical problems, as well as keeping skin firmer and less wrinkled, according to scientists from London’s Kingston University Continue reading

PET scans predict effectiveness of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in HIV patients

PET scans predict effectiveness of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in HIV patients

ScienceDaily (May 24, 2011) — With the deficiencies in knowledge of tuberculosis — as well as in the practices, programs and strategies used to combat the disease and co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) — the spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis poses a major problem for the health care community. Research in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine , however, shows that the use of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) scans can help to determine earlier if treatment for tuberculosis is working or if the disease is MDR. Tuberculosis and HIV have been linked since the AIDS epidemic began Continue reading